1980 to 1989

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1980

Jan
Yamanashi Pioneer Corporation established.
Apr
Pioneer Electronics Benelux B.V. established as regional headquarters to manage subsidiaries in Europe.
May
Pioneer Electronics (Italia) S.p.A. established as sales subsidiary in Italy, which becomes operational in August.
Starts manufacturing semiconductors at Semiconductor Laboratory in Kofu, which are incorporated, initially, into car stereo tuners.
Oct
Pioneer Precision Technology acquires Pioneer Denki to reinforce precision-processing technology and in-house production of key components.
Dec
An annex to the Meguro Head Office is completed, in which a showroom opens to the public.

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1981

Jan
Pioneer Electronics (Holland) B.V. established as sales subsidiary in the Netherlands, which becomes operational in April.
Mar
Yamanashi Pioneer changes its trade name to Laser Disc and starts planning, editing, and production of LD software titles.
Pioneer Speaker Components, Inc. established as sales subsidiary for speaker units manufactured by Monetec Electronic in Taiwan, which becomes operational in May.
Apr
Tohoku Pioneer builds Yonezawa Plant in Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture, which starts producing car speakers.
U.S. Pioneer Electronics Corporation spins off its video product business to newly established Pioneer Video, Inc.
Oct
Pioneer Ansafone builds a plant in Hayashi, Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, and relocates its head office there.
Nov
Hiwada Electronic builds a plant in Adachi-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, and relocates its head office there.

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1982

Apr
Seiya Matsumoto, formerly Executive Vice President, is appointed as new President of Pioneer.
Universal Pioneer becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Pioneer and changes its trade name to Pioneer Video Corporation.
Jul
Pioneer Electronic Europe NV relocates to Beveren, Belgium.
Oct
Renovates showroom in the annex to the Meguro Head Office and reopens it as Audio Visual Center.
Seiya Matsumoto

Seiya Matsumoto

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1983

Oct
Changes corporate slogan from "Stereo for the World" to "the Future of Sound & Vision"
Dec
Pioneer and its French distributor Music Diffusion Francaise jointly establish Pioneer Electronics France S.A. as manufacturing subsidiary, which becomes operational in June 1985.

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1984

Jun
Pioneer Melchers GmbH established in West Germany.

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Car Electronics

1985

Aug
Pioneer Electronics of Canada, Inc. established as sales subsidiary in Canada, which becomes operational in January 1986.
Oct
Adds the fourth facility (Engineering Facility) on the premises of Kawagoe Plant.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. spins off its after-sales services business to newly established Pioneer Electronics Service, Inc.
Dec
Builds a new facility on the premises of Shizuoka Distribution Center.
Pioneer Electronics of Canada, Inc.

Pioneer Electronics of Canada, Inc.

Kawagoe Plant

Kawagoe Plant

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Car Electronics

1986

Jan
Pioneer Artists, Inc. changes its trade name to LaserDisc Corporation of America to engage in planning and production of LD software titles in the United States.
Mar
Pioneer and Pieta Audio Electronica jointly establish Pioneer Electronics Espana S.A. as manufacturing and sales subsidiary, which becomes operational in July.
Sep
Pioneer Industrial Components, Inc. builds a car stereo plant in Ohio, the United States.
Pioneer Elecronics Espana S.A.

Pioneer Elecronics Espana S.A.

Pioneer Industrial Components, Inc.

Pioneer Industrial Components, Inc.

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1987

Jan
Pioneer Communications of America, Inc. relocates its head office to New Jersey, the United States, and launches industrial LD business in addition to the existing CATV business.
Feb
Pioneer Electronics Technology, Inc. relocates its operations to a newly opened facility in Pomona, California, the United States.
Pioneer Electronics Technology, Inc.

Pioneer Electronics Technology, Inc.

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1988

Jan
Becomes the title sponsor for the Paris-Dakar Rally.
Oct
A new annex to the Meguro Head Office opens.
Pioneer International Latin America S.A. established as sales subsidiary responsible for Latin American market.
Meguro Head Office

Meguro Head Office

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1989

Feb
Tohoku Pioneer establishes Pioneer Speakers, S.A. de C.V. as manufacturing subsidiary in Tijuana, Mexico.
Mar
Pioneer High Fidelity Taiwan Co., Ltd. established as sales subsidiary in Taiwan.
Aug
Pioneer Electronics Eurocentre N.V., a regional headquarters for European operations, becomes operational.
Oct
Pioneer and U.S.-based Trimble jointly establish Pioneer Trimble Corporation to engage in GPS business.
Nov
Acquires U.S.-based Discovision Associates, a company that manages and licenses a host of patents related to optical technologies.

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Optical Disc and PC-related

1980

May
Introduces the TS-1600 the world's first cross-axial type flush mount speaker.
Releases the KP-350 cassette tape car stereo, the TS-S7, TS-T4 and TS-W203 multi-channel speakers, and the CD-636 cross-over network.
Jul
Toyo Kogyo (currently MAZDA) authorizes the CD-5 graphic equalizer as a recommend option for FAMILIA.
Releases the TS-Z80 surface mount speaker.
Oct
Releases the TS-X11 and TS-X5 surface mount speakers.
Dec
Releases the KEX-20 AM/FM tuner cassette tape deck, the GM-4 twenty-five mm ultra-slim high-power amplifier.
TS-1600

TS-1600

TS-S7 TS-T4 TS-W203

TS-S7 TS-T4 TS-W203

TS-Z80

TS-Z80

TS-X11

TS-X11

KEX-20

KEX-20

GM-4

GM-4

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Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

1981

Feb
Releases the TS-108 coaxial speaker.
May
Releases the KP-404G and KP-202G cassette tape decks, the GEX-90 and GEX-60 tuners, the GM-D8 amplifier, the TS-2000 and TS-W163 flush mount speakers, the TS-M6 tune-up speaker, and the BC-50, BC-30B and BC-301 bodysonic car sound systems.
Jun
Releases the KP-909G cassette tape deck and the TS-205 flush mount speaker.
Sep
Develops the component car audio system for one-box car jointly with Toyota Motor and equips to the limited-version of LITEACE FXV.
Oct
Releases the TS-1650 flush mount speaker.
KP-404G

KP-404G

GM-D8

GM-D8

TS-2000

TS-2000

TS-M6

TS-M6

KP-909G

KP-909G

TS-1650

TS-1650

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Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

1982

May
Releases the KP-818G and KP-717G cassette tape decks, the CD-9 graphic equalizer, and the TS-1622, TS-1222 and TS-1211 flush mount speakers.
Jun
Releases the GEX-91 and GEX-61 electronic tuners.
Jul
Releases the KP-919G cassette tape deck, the TS-X10 and TS-X8 surface mount speakers.
Oct
Autorama authorizes Pioneer car stereo as a recommended option for Ford vehicles sold in Japan.
Honda Motor authorizes the bodysonic as a recommended option for CITY.
Dec
Releases the KP-313G and KP-212G cassette tape decks.
Releases the TS-X15 surface mount speaker, incorporated ribbon diaphragm type super tweeter.
KP-818G

KP-818G

CD-9

CD-9

TS-1622

TS-1622

GEX-91

GEX-91

KP-919G

KP-919G

TS-X15

TS-X15

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Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

1983

Mar
Releases the CENTRATE component car stereo lineup comprising the FX-K9 center-control cassette deck, the FX-T8 AM/FM hide-away tuner, the KP-007 and KP-005 Lonesome Car-boyII electronical controlled auto-reverse cassette tape decks, the GEX-006 AM/FM PLL syncesier tuner, in addition to the EQ-005 graphic equalizer with mic-mixing, the EQ-001 graphic equalizer with dual-amp balancer, the GTS-X80 MFB super-woofer system, and the GM-004 amplifier.
Releases the TS-1690, TS-1660 and TS-1640 flush mount speakers, and the TS-1200 tilt-axial type speaker.
Apr
Releases the CENTRATE component car stereo lineup comprising the FX-K7 center-control cassette deck, the MP-008 electronical controlled auto-reverse deck, and the GM-008 amplifier.
Releases the KA-500 one-chassis high-power cassette tape car stereo.
May
Release the TS-1608 and TS-1607 flush mount coaxial speakers, and the TS-X7 surface mount bass reflex speaker.
Jul
Releases the RD-170 spectrum analyzer, the TS-L5 tune-up woofer, and the EQ-003 graphic equalizer.
Sep
Daihatsu authorizes the LC-II bodysonic as a recommended option for CHARADE
Nov
Concludes the agreement with GM as a supplier for the standard car speaker.
Releases the TS-1007 flush mount speaker.
Dec
Releases the TS-1307 flush mount speaker.
FX-K9

FX-K9

KP-007

KP-007

EQ-005

EQ-005

TS-1690

TS-1690

GM-008

GM-008

TS-L5

TS-L5

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Optical Disc and PC-related

1984

Apr
Releases the KX-E40 Esize (150㎜) cassette tape deck equipped with auto-reverse music-search, the GEX-E06 AM/FM PLL synthesizer tuner, the GM-E04 amplifier, and the EQ-E01 graphic equalizer.
Releases the KA-500 (BK) black color high-power cassette tape car stereo and the TS-X7 (BK) surface mount speaker.
Releases the TS-X60 rise-axial type 4-way surface mount speaker.
May
Releases the KP-E05 electronic-control auto-reverse cassette deck, TS-1300 flush mount double tilt-axial speaker, and the TS-1000 double tilt-axial speaker.
Jun
Develops the car CD player and exhibits at CES Chicago in the United States.
Jul
Toyota Motor authorizes Pioneer car stereo as the standard for several vehicles including MARK-II hardtop.
Aug
Releases the GM-012 amplifier.
Oct
Introduces the CDX-1 (D-size) the world's first car CD player, and the CDX-E1 (BK) (E-size) .
Releases  the KP-E05 (BK) black-color cassette tape deck, the KX-E40 (BK) cassette tape deck with amplifier, the GEX-E06 (BK) AM/FM PLL synthesizer tuner, the GM-E04 (BK) amplifier, the EQ-E01 (BK) graphic equalizer, and the TS-X15II full aluminum diecast enclosure type surface mount speaker.
Dec
Releases the FX-EK6 (BK) and FX-K5 center-control cassette tape decks, the FX-T6 AM/FM hide-away tuner, the KP-E07 (BK) cassette tape deck, and the KX-E60 (BK) cassette tape deck with amplifier.
KX-E40

KX-E40

GEX-E06

GEX-E06

EQ-E01

EQ-E01

TS-X60

TS-X60

KP-E05

KP-E05

CDX-1

CDX-1

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Optical Disc and PC-related

1985

Jan
Releases the CDX-1 and CDX-P1 car CD players in the United States.
Mazda authorizes the Pioneer car stereo as the standard for FAMILIA, at the same time authorizes the car CD player as a recommended option, the first among the auto industry.
Feb
Releases the CDX-P1 car CD player with built-in preamplifier.
Toyota authorizes the Pioneer component car stereo as a recommended option.
May
Releases the KA-E454 (BK) high-power cassette tape car stereo.
Jun
Releases the KPX-999 and KPX-777 center controlled graphic equalizer decks, the EQ-E303 graphic equalizer (BK) , the GM-41 amplifier, the KA-E353 (BK) cassette tape car stereo, the TS-VX700 surface mount MFB powered woofer, the TS-X90 built-in EBD circuit rise-axial surface mount speaker, the TS-X66 aluminum diecast enclosure type surface mount speaker, the TS-X1 surface mount speaker (red and white) , the TS-V69, TS-V16 and TS-V10 flush mount coaxial speakers, and the TS-1008 and TS-1006 custom-fit speakers for Toyota vehicles.
Jul
Releases the EQ-505 graphic equalizer.
Aug
Toyota authorizes the Pioneer car CD player as a recommended option.
Oct
Releases the TS-X33 and TS-X22 surface mount speakers.
Nov
Releases the TS-X44 surface mount speaker and the TS-1630, TS-1080 and TS-1060 flush mount speakers.
CDX-P1

CDX-P1

KPX-999

KPX-999

GM-41

GM-41

TS-VX700

TS-VX700

TS-V16

TS-V16

EQ-505

EQ-505

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Optical Disc and PC-related

1986

Apr
Releases the KA-858 cassette tape car stereo with graphic equalizer.
May
Launches the Carrozzeria brand for consumer in-car audio in Japan.
Releases the DEX-77 and CDX-2 CD players, the KPX-660 and KPX-440 cassette tape decks, the GEX-550 and GEX-T5 AM/FM PLL synthesizer tuners, the EQ-505 (MB) , EQ-220 and EQ-100 graphic equalizers, the TS-X44 (WT) surface mount speaker, and the GM-201 and GM-121 amplifiers.
Jun
Releases the KPX-888 cassette tape deck with graphic equalizer, the KA-757G cassette tape deck, the GM-301 amplifier, and the TS-F606 flush mount speaker.
Jul
Releases the KEX-900 cassette tape deck with graphic equalizer, the KEX-500 cassette tape deck, the KEH-8020 cassette receiver, the TS-R800 and TS-R200 flush mount speakers, and the TS-R600 and TS-R500 tilt-axial flush mount speakers.
Suzuki authorizes the Pioneer car stereo as a recommended option for ALTO and FRONTE.
Oct
BMW authorizes the Pioneer car audio as a recommended option in Europe and the United States.
Nov
Releases the GEX-T9TV hide-away AM/FM/TV tuner.
carrozzeria Logo

carrozzeria Logo

carrozzeria CDX-2

carrozzeria CDX-2

carrozzeria KPX-888

carrozzeria KPX-888

carrozzeria KEX-900

carrozzeria KEX-900

carrozzeria TS-R800

carrozzeria TS-R800

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Optical Disc and PC-related

1987

Feb
Introduces the TS-TRX5 and TS-TRX3 industry's first custom-fit surface mount speakers for RV/4WD.
Releases the KE-3050 auto-reverse cassette tape car stereo with FM/AM tuner.
May
Releases the EQ-400 graphic equalizer, the TS-X45 surface mount speaker equipped with dual color switching back illumination, and the TS-X25 and TS-X3 surface mount speakers.
Releases the KZH-8282TR heavy-duty car stereo in the United Sates.
Releases the AE (Acoustical Environment) system, which makes the ultimate in-cabin acoustic.
Jun
Releases the KZH-6262TR heavy-duty car stereo in the United Sates.
Jul
Releases the KA-555 cassette tape car stereo built-in amplifier.
Aug
Releases the KEH-8050 and KEH-5050 cassette receivers enables to connect with a CD player and a graphic equalizer.
Release the TS-X75 surface mount speaker equipped with dual color switching back illumination.
Oct
Introduces the KEX-M700, world's first DIN-size cassette receiver capable to control multi CD player in Japan, and subsequently in the United States, Europe and elsewhere.
Releases the CDX-M100 multi CD player which has a compatibility with home-use six-disc CD player in Japan, and subsequently in the United States, Europe and elsewhere.
Releases the TS-X35 and TS-X17 surface mount speakers.
carrozzeria TS-TRX5

carrozzeria TS-TRX5

carrozzeria EQ-400

carrozzeria EQ-400

carrozzeria TS-X45

carrozzeria TS-X45

carrozzeria KEH-8050

carrozzeria KEH-8050

carrozzeria KEX-M700

carrozzeria KEX-M700

carrozzeria CDX-M100

carrozzeria CDX-M100

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Optical Disc and PC-related

1988

Feb
Releases the TS-1609 flush mount coaxial speakers.
Mar
Releases the CDX-3 single CD player, the DEH-K70 CD receiver, and the DPX-M200 CD controller.
May
Introduces the DEH-66 the world's first one-piece chassis CD receiver and the GM-2000 and GM-1000 amplifiers.
Jun
Releases the KPX-990 equalizer-deck, the KEH-770 cassette receiver, the EQ-600 graphic equalizer, TVM-C6 six-inch color monitor, and the GEX-M900TV TV/AM/FM tuner.
Releases the KE-3070 and KA-363 cassette tape car stereos.
Releases the KEH-5070 cassette receiver and the CDX-3G single CD player.
Releases the GM-4000 amplifier, and the TS-W400-S, TS-W300-S and TS-W200-S subwoofers.
Jul
Releases the KEH-7050 cassette receiver built-in equalizer and the GM-3000 amplifier.
Aug
Releases the KA-868 cassette tape high-power car stereo built-in equalizer, the TS-V1700 flush mount speaker, the TS-R900 super cross-axial speaker, the TS-R700 16cm 4-way speaker, and the TS-R400 16cm 3-way speaker.
carrozzeria DEH-66

carrozzeria DEH-66

carrozzeria KPX-990

carrozzeria KPX-990

carrozzeria KEH-770

carrozzeria KEH-770

carrozzeria EQ-600

carrozzeria EQ-600

carrozzeria GEX-M900TV

carrozzeria GEX-M900TV

carrozzeria GM-3000

carrozzeria GM-3000

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Optical Disc and PC-related

1989

Mar
Introduces the TS-MR165 and TS-MR163 industry's first marine speakers and the AD-MR90 face-cover in the United States.
Apr
Releases the DEH-K50 CD receiver, the CDX-M70 multi CD player, and the KEH-8010, KEH-7010 and KEH-5010 cassette receivers.
Introduces the TS-UX7 the world's first* tandem chamber bass reproduction surface mount 3way speaker system.
  • *As of March 13, 1989, Source: Pioneer.
Releases the TS-1670, TS-1090 and TS-1070 flush mount speakers for front-door mount.
May
Releases the TS-X600, TS-X500, TS-X400, TS-X200 and TS-X100 surface mount speakers.
Jun
Releases the KEX-M5000 and KEX-M800 cassette tuners and the EQ-6600 graphic equalizer.
Aug
Releases the CDX-4 single CD player.
Oct
Releases the TS-WX250 box-type subwoofer and the TS-LX40 tune-up woofer.
Toyota Motor authorizes the Pioneer high quality car audio system as the standard for CELSIOR.
Nov
Releases  the DEH-K40 2-DIN CD receiver, the KEH-7150 cassette receiver built-in EQ, the KEH-5100 cassette receiver, and the KEH-8150 and KEH-8100 full-logic control cassette receivers.
Releases the KE-S2500 packaged car stereo.
carrozzeria TS-X500

carrozzeria TS-X500

carrozzeria KEH-M5000

carrozzeria KEH-M5000

carrozzeria KEX-M800

carrozzeria KEX-M800

carrozzeria EQ-6600

carrozzeria EQ-6600

carrozzeria CDX-4

carrozzeria CDX-4

carrozzeria TS-LX40

carrozzeria TS-LX40

Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

1980

Jan
Exhibits an optical video disc player for home use to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the United States, for the first time. Also exhibits a non-switching amp and a digital quartz receiver.
Jun
Releases the VP-1000 LaserDisc optical video disc player for home use and the RU-100 remote control in the United States.
Oct
Succeeds in developing an optical compact digital audio disc player (DAD).
Delivers the first industrial-use LD system in Japan to the Sakai City Museum.
VP-1000

VP-1000

Industrial-use LD system

Industrial-use LD system

Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

1981

Apr
Fifteen industrial-use LD players are used as a visual exhibition system in three pavilions at PORTOPIA '81 in Kobe.
Oct
Releases the LD-1000 home-use LD player and 70 LD titles.
Nov
Introduces the LD-200 LD player for education and study.
LD-1000

LD-1000

LD-200

LD-200

Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

1982

Jun
Develops the E-DRAW magneto-optical disc recording and playback device, which can freely record and playback images, and delivers it to NHK.
Sep
Releases the LD-600 LD player.
Delivers an industrial-use LD system to the Leisure Development Center.
Oct
Releases the LC-V10 commercial-use LD karaoke system.
Nov
Releases the IF-1000 interface, which connects LDs and PCs.
Dec
Releases a home-use LD player in the United Kingdom.
Delivers Laser Karaoke for users to enjoy on sightseeing coaches, to Nihon Kotsu, an industry first*.
  • *In the bus industry.
LD-600

LD-600

Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

1983

Mar
SEGA ENTERPRISES uses an industrial-use LD player in the Astron Belt arcade game.
May
Releases the LD-1100 LD player in West Germany.
Oct
Releases the LD-1100 LD player in Australia.
Nov
Releases the LD-7000 compact LD player equipped with a semiconductor laser pickup.
LD-7000

LD-7000

Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

1984

Jan
Introduces the LD-V500 LD player for education and study.
Feb
Introduces the KC-V10 key controller for commercial-use Laser Karaoke, which can adjust the key of a song without changing the tempo.
Apr
Releases the LD-7000 (BK), a black-design LD player.
May
Introduces the PX-V7 palcom MSX personal computer, which facilitates effective studying through combination with LDs.
Jun
Releases the LD-5000 LD player.
Introduces commercial-use Laser Karaoke systems centered on the LD-V11 LD player for karaoke. Simultaneously adopts a parrot character as the logo for Laser Karaoke.
Introduces the LD-V600 commercial-use LD player with a built-in program dump.
Sep
Introduces the CLD-9000 compatible player, the world's first to allow playback of both CDs and LDs.
Oct
Introduces commercial-use Laser Karaoke systems centered on the LC-V12 autochanger (for 20cm discs).
Nov
Releases the ER-101 MSX expansion processor, connectable to an LD player to enjoy LaserDisc games.
LD-V500 LD-V500-R

LD-V500 LD-V500-R

KC-V10

KC-V10

LD-5000

LD-5000

LD-V600

LD-V600

CLD-9000

CLD-9000

LC-V12 system

LC-V12 system

Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

1985

Jan
Releases the CLD-900 LD/CD compatible player in the United States.
May
Introduces the LD-V15, the industry's first commercial-use Laser Karaoke, which is compatible with digital sound.
Jul
Releases the LD-7100 (BK) LD player, which is compatible with digital sound, and the DA-1 (BK) digital sound processor.
Aug
Releases the LD-5100 (BK) LD player, which is compatible with digital sound.
Sep
Releases the LD-8100 (BK) LD player with a built-in karaoke function.
Releases the LK-55 Laser Karaoke system for home use.
Introduces the LD-V510 LD player for the educational market.
Oct
Develops and commercializes the world's first eight-inch re-recordable optical disc equipment using organic dye in the recording material of optical discs (the DD-8001 optical disc drive and the DC-801 optical disc) with Ricoh.
Releases the LD-X710 (BK) compact LD player with a width of 360mm.
Introduces the LK-V20 System commercial-use portable Laser Karaoke for 20cm discs.
Nov
Introduces the PX-7K Karaoke Jockey PC system for arranging Laser Karaoke song intervals.
LD-7100

LD-7100

LK-55

LK-55

LD-V510

LD-V510

LK-V20 system

LK-V20 system

DD-8001 DC-801

DD-8001 DC-801

LD-X710

LD-X710

Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

1986

Jan
Releases the CLD-7 (BK) LD/CD compatible player.
Apr
Introduces the Laser Juke, the industry's first jukebox that displays pictures.
May
Releases the LD-9200D (BK) LD player with a built-in digital sound processor.
Jun
Introduces commercial-use Laser Karaoke systems, the LD-V16 System for 30cm discs and the LK-V21 System dedicated to 20cm discs.
Aug
Develops an optical disc drive for the Series/1 (S/1) IBM computer. Starts value-added sales of the LaserMemory System1000 general purpose optical disc memory system in combination with the Series/1.
Oct
Releases the LD-7200 LD player.
Nov
Releases the LD-S1 reference LD player.
Releases the LD-8200D LD player.
Introduces the LC-V30 autochanger system commercial-use Laser Karaoke for 30cm discs and the LK-V31 System single-unit commercial-use Laser Karaoke system.
Introduces System A and System B interactive systems, centered on the LD-V530 commercial-use LD player.
Introduces the LD-E100 LD player for the educational market.
CLD-7

CLD-7

LD-9200D

LD-9200D

LD-V16 system

LD-V16 system

LK-V21 system

LK-V21 system

LD-S1

LD-S1

LD-E100

LD-E100

Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

1987

Feb
Releases the CLD-70 LD/CD compatible player.
Apr
Releases the LD-K7 home-use Laser Karaoke player.
Introduces an optical disc interface that allows users to easily connect optical disc equipment and PCs (IBM Japan's 5550 series and NEC's PC-9800 series).
May
Releases the CLD-1010 CD/CDV/LD compatible player in the United States.
Develops the DF-1 still image and audio digital processor, which can record, edit, and send realistic images and audio data on optical discs with simple operations by the user.
Jun
Introduces the CLD-70, the industry's first CD/CDV/LD compatible player that is compatible with CDs that display pictures (CDV).
Sep
Releases the LK-77 home-use Laser Karaoke system.
Oct
Releases the CLD-99S CD/CDV/LD compatible player equipped with high image quality eight-bit digital memory.
Develops the DC-502 5.25-inch re-recordable optical disc, which conforms to ISO standards, and the DD-S5001 optical disc drive.
Nov
Releases the CLD-77 CD/CDV/LD compatible player and the LD-7700S LD player equipped with high image quality eight-bit digital memory.
Introduces the LC-V30II System commercial-use Laser Karaoke 30cm autochanger and the LK-V32 System, single-unit type.
CLD-70

CLD-70

LD-K7

LD-K7

DF-1

DF-1

LK-77

LK-77

CLD-99S

CLD-99S

DD-S5001 DC-502

DD-S5001 DC-502

Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

1988

Apr
Introduces the LD-W1, the world's first* LD player capable of continuous playback of both sides of two discs, of up to four hours.
  • *As of March 15, 1988, Source: Pioneer.
Sep
Releases the LK-88 home-use integrated Laser Karaoke system, combining an LD player, cassette player, amp, and speakers.
Oct
Releases the CLD-970 fully compatible CD/CDV/LD player, capable of playback of five types of optical discs (30cm LD and 20cm LD single discs, CDVs, CDs, and 8cm CD single discs) without an adaptor.
Releases the CLD-1200 fully compatible player, capable of single-unit playback of CDs, CDVs, and LDs, in five countries in Europe (the United Kingdom, West Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Switzerland).
LD-W1

LD-W1

LK-88

LK-88

CLD-970

CLD-970

Car Electronics

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

1989

May
Releases the CLD-100 fully compatible CD/CDV/LD player.
Jun
Releases the CLD-1070 fully compatible CD/CDV/LD player in the United States.
Oct
Develops the world's first* rewritable video disc recorder using the LD format with KDD.
  • *As of October 5, 1989, Source: Pioneer.
Releases the CLD-909 and CLD-500 fully compatible (concurrent use) CD/CDV/LD player equipped with high image quality eight-bit digital memory and jog dial.
Releases the LK-66 home-use integrated Laser Karaoke system, with integrated compatible player, amp, speaker, and other components.
Nov
Provides the use of the LaserDisc trademark free of charge worldwide.
Dec
Releases the LD-X1 high-end LD player
CLD-100

CLD-100

CLD-909

CLD-909

CLD-500

CLD-500

LK-66

LK-66

LD-X1

LD-X1

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

Home Audio

1980

Oct
Releases the TVM-202 20-inch color monitor.
TVM-202

TVM-202

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

Home Audio

1981

History about the Large-Screen TVs and Monitors of 1981 is not posted.

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

Home Audio

1982

History about the Large-Screen TVs and Monitors of 1982 is not posted.

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

Home Audio

1983

Nov
Releases the SD-26 26-inch SEED component display, the SD-X5 TV tuner pack, the SD-K5 karaoke pack, the SD-R5 RGB pack, and the SD-G5 game pack.
Releases the TVM-260 professional-use 26-inch color monitor.
SD-26

SD-26

TVM-260

TVM-260

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

Home Audio

1984

May
Releases the SH-A751 high-sensitivity antenna for receiving satellite broadcasting and the SH-F101 versatile satellite broadcasting tuner.
Jul
Releases the SD-21 21-inch SEED hi-fi component TV.
SD-21

SD-21

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

Home Audio

1985

Jun
Releases the SD-26Hi-Fi (BK) 26-inch SEED hi-fi component display.
Dec
Releases the groundbreaking TVM-400PJ 40-inch rear-projection monitor, which delivers bright and sharp pictures.
SD-26 Hi-Fi(BK)

SD-26 Hi-Fi(BK)

TVM-400PJ

TVM-400PJ

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

Home Audio

1986

Jan
Releases the SD-P40 40-inch rear-projection display in the United States.
Mar
Delivers two-screen video system to Odakyu Information Center, comprising industrial LD player and 40-inch rear-projection displays.
May
Releases the SD-P4000 40-inch SEED rear-projection display, which delivers bright and sharp pictures.
Sep
Releases the SD-29PRO 29-inch SEED hi-fi AV display, which delivers the highest level of horizontal resolution in the industry.
Releases the Pioneer Multi-Projection System, which is a large 4-screen video system that delivers bright and sharp pictures.
SD-P40

SD-P40

SD-P4000

SD-P4000

SD-29PRO

SD-29PRO

Multi-Projection System

Multi-Projection System

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

Home Audio

1987

Jan
Releases the SD-28Hi-Fi 28-inch SEED hi-fi AV display.
Oct
Releases the SD-29PRO X 29-inch SEED hi-fi AV display, equipped with proprietary picture-control chips.
Nov
Releases the 50-inch SD-P5010 and 40-inch SD-P4010 SEED hi-fi rear-projection displays with improved picture quality.
Releases the SH-F303 satellite broadcasting tuner, which delivers high-quality audio and video.
Dec
Releases the SD-29M 29-inch SEED hi-fi AV monitor and the F-T1 hi-fi TV tuner.
SD-28 Hi-Fi

SD-28 Hi-Fi

SD-29PROX

SD-29PROX

SD-P5010

SD-P5010

SD-P4010

SD-P4010

SD-29M

SD-29M

F-T1

F-T1

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

Home Audio

1988

Mar
Releases the Cube professional-use large multiscreen video system.
Oct
Releases the SD-P40BS1 40-inch SEED hi-fi rear-projection display.
Releases the SD-29PROZ 29-inch SEED hi-fi AV display.
Nov
Releases the 50-inch SD-P50BS1 and 40-inch SD-P4020 SEED hi-fi rear-projection displays.
SD-29PROZ

SD-29PROZ

SD-P4020

SD-P4020

Optical Disc and PC-related

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

Home Audio

1989

Oct
Releases the SD-P5030 50-inch SEED hi-fi rear-projection TV.
Nov
Releases the SD-P4030 40-inch Seed hi-fi rear-projection TV.
Dec
Releases the 50-inch SD-P50BS2 and 45-inch SD-P45BS2 SEED hi-fi rear-projection TVs with built-in satellite broadcasting tuner.
Releases the SH-F223 satellite broadcasting tuner equipped with inputs with automatic frequency control for high-definition programs.
SD-P5030

SD-P5030

SD-P4030

SD-P4030

SD-P45BS2

SD-P45BS2

SH-F223

SH-F223

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Home Audio

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1980

Feb
Releases the S-180A speaker system; the PL-50L turntable; and the Runaway SK-80TV, SK-70, SK-60, SK-50, SK-7II, and SK-6II portable stereo radio and cassette recorders.
Mar
Releases the T-3050M cassette tape deck with metal-tape position for the Mini Series, and the Runaway SK-95 portable stereo radio and cassette recorder.
May
Releases the A-570 and A-470 integrated amplifiers, the F-570 AM/FM tuner, and the S-570 speaker system—all of the All Day Compo Series.
Jul
Releases the CT-570 All Day Compo Series cassette tape deck equipped with Dolby HX system.
Aug
Introduces the S-922, world's first floor-standing speaker system featuring diaphragms made of carbon graphite.
Sep
Releases the PROJECT A77, PROJECT A66, and PROJECT A33 rack stereo systems, the CT-970 and CT-770 cassette tape decks, the PL-570 and PL-470 fully automatic turntables, and the S-110 speaker system.
Oct
Introduces the S-F1, world's first coaxial 4-way flat speaker.
Releases the PROJECT A99, PROJECT A44, PROJECT AV88, and PROJECT AV55 rack stereo systems, the PL-260A and PL-240A fully automatic turntables, the MASTER-1G headphones, the CM-S7 microphone, and the Runaway SK-200 portable stereo radio and cassette recorder.
Nov
Releases the Private R7 and R5 personal compact stereo systems.
Releases the Runaway Midi SK-400 portable stereo radio and cassette recorder and the CT-470 cassette tape deck.
Dec
Releases the Runaway Midi SK-600 portable stereo radio and cassette recorder.
A-570

A-570

F-570

F-570

CT-970

CT-970

PROJECT AV88

PROJECT AV88

MASTER-1G

MASTER-1G

R7

R7

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1981

Jan
Releases the Private S-9, S7, and S5 personal compact stereo systems with integrated amplifier.
Feb
Releases the A-980 and A-780 All Day Compo Series integrated amplifiers, the F-780 digital synthesizer AM/FM tuner, and the TVX-300 stereo TV tuner.
Releases the Private M8 and M6 personal compact stereo systems; the PROJECT AV99, AV77, AV66, AV44, AV33, A22, and A11 rack stereo systems; and the Runaway SK-650 portable stereo radio and cassette recorder.
Mar
Releases the Runaway SK-900 high-end portable stereo radio and cassette recorder.
Apr
Releases the S-F1 Custom speaker system equipped with quadradial flat-plane diaphragms and coming in wood-grain-finish enclosure, and the Runaway SK-800 portable stereo radio and cassette recorder.
May
Releases the PL-X50 turntable 21 cm deep for Private Series personal compact stereo systems.
Aug
Releases the PC-50MC MC phono cartridge of low-mass, high-trackability design.
Sep
Releases the PROJECT G9, G7, G5, and G3 rack stereo systems featuring computer-aided one-button operation, and the PL-70LII, PL-50LII, and PL-30LII manual quartz-PLL turntables with replaceable tonearm.
Releases the SE-L15 open-air, lightweight stereo headphones, the DM-5 dynamic microphone, the DM-R5 microphone with reverberation, the DM-W5 wireless microphone, and the SM-55 and SM-54 system microphones.
Oct
Releases the All-Day Compo Series components comprising A-580 and A-380 integrated amplifiers; the F-580 AM/FM tuner; the CT-980, CT-880, CT-780, and CT-580 auto-reverse cassette tape decks; the CT-480 cassette tape deck; the S-170 speaker system; and the PL-780 turntable. Releases the Type J, Type I, Type II, and Type III All-Day Compo systems.
Releases the FORESIGHT 70 and FORESIGHT 50 audio/video component systems, the Private S11 personal compact stereo system with integrated amplifier, the PL-6100A fully automatic direct-drive turntable, and the PL-5100A fully automatic turntable.
Nov
Releases the Runway SK-750 and SK-700 portable stereo radio and cassette recorders.
G9

G9

PL-70LII

PL-70LII

SE-L15

SE-L15

CT-980

CT-980

FORESIGHT 70

FORESIGHT 70

S11

S11

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1982

Feb
Releases the S-X6 3-way speaker system with 22 cm woofer and ribbon tweeter; the PT-R7III beryllium ribbon tweeter; the Studio Boy PROJECT S101 rack stereo system; the SG-9 12-band graphic equalizer; the PL-88F, PL-66F, and PL-44F front-loading turntables; and the Runaway SK-350 portable stereo radio and cassette recorder.
May
Releases the Visual System-Up Component Series comprising the TVX-300RV stereo TV tuner, the VC-A300 video controller with built-in amplifier, the VS-1 video selector, and the CS-V10 magnetically shielded compact speaker system; and the S-180III speaker system equipped with beryllium ribbon tweeter.
Jun
Releases the C-Z1a stereo preamplifier featuring non-NFB Super Linear Circuit and the M-Z1a non-NFB monaural power amplifier.
Releases the Studio Boy PROJECT SC20 and SC10 rack stereo systems.
Jul
Releases the Excusive M5 class-A, non-NFB monaural power amplifier with 300-watt output.
Releases the S-955III speaker system.
Aug
Releases the S-922II speaker system and the Runaway SK-550 portable stereo radio and cassette recorder.
Sep
Releases the Private S110, S90, S70, and S50 mini component stereo systems, the KS-505 Shinuchi home karaoke system, the Runaway SK-Q10 portable stereo radio and cassette recorder, and the DM-66G vocal microphone.
Oct
Releases the A-200 and A-120 integrated amplifiers featuring dynamic non-switching circuit design, the F-120 AM/FM tuner with Digital Direct decoder, the KS-808 Shinuchi home karaoke system, and the SE-L90 stereo headphones.
Nov
Releases the P-D1 CD player, which is the culmination of Pioneer's laser and digital technologies.
S-X6

S-X6

EXCLUSIVE M5

EXCLUSIVE M5

S110

S110

A-200

A-200

F-120

F-120

P-D1

P-D1

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1983

Feb
Releases the CT-90R and CT-70R 3DD auto-reverse cassette tape decks; the A-100 integrated amplifier featuring dynamic non-switching circuit design; the F-100 digital synthesizer AM/FM tuner; the PL-707 and PL-505 fully automatic turntables with DRA-equipped tonearm; the PL-88FS, PL-55FS, and PL-44FS front-loading turntables; and the SE-DJ1 Mr. DJ headphones with microphone.
Releases the Private S30, S100W, and S60W mini component stereo systems; the New PROJECT SC9, SC7, SC5 Sound Create rack stereo systems, SP7 and SP5 Sound Play rack stereo systems, and SL8, SL6, and SL4 Sound Listening rack stereo systems; and the Vibration C800, C700, C600, C500, and C300 two-way portable component systems for indoor and outdoor uses.
Mar
Releases the A-150 integrated amplifier featuring dynamic non-switching circuit design and the KS-616 Shinuchi home karaoke system.
Apr
Releases the PK-R7AW and PK-5AW all-weather portable stereo cassette players, the PK-3 portable stereo cassette player, the SWS-5 wearable stereo, and the SW-A5 stereo power booster.
Jun
Releases the SG-77 graphic equalizer.
Jul
Releases the S-5PC and S-5PG Pin Up stylish panel speaker systems, the S-7MS and S-7MR Layout block speaker systems, and the PK-F9 portable stereo cassette player with AM/FM tuner.
Aug
Releases the SE-L10 stereo headphones available in black, red, white, and yellow.
Sep
Releases the CT-A9 and CT-A7 high-performance 3-head cassette tape decks equipped with Z tape-drive mechanism, the CT-50R auto-reverse cassette tape deck, the F-50T AM/FM tuner with programmable timer and analog/digital clocks, S-170II bookshelf speaker system with ribbon tweeter, the S-9500 high-end bookshelf speaker system, and the S-T5 Turbo Pro speaker system.
Oct
Releases the Exclusive Model 2401 Twin professional monitor speaker system.
Releases the P-D70 CD player, and the Private S80W, S40W, and S30P mini component stereo systems.
Nov
Releases the Exclusive Model 2402 professional monitor speaker system and P3a turntable with tonearm made of alumina ceramic.
Dec
Releases the Exclusive C5 preamplifier featuring twin monaural construction.
S100W

S100W

SP7

SP7

S-7MS

S-7MS

CT-A9

CT-A9

P-D70

P-D70

EXCLUSIVE C5

EXCLUSIVE C5

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1984

Jan
Releases the Vibration C800W and C600W two-way portable component systems with double cassette tape deck, and C200W available in silver and red.
Feb
Releases the Private Apple Age S2000 mini component stereo system available in red and white.
Mar
Releases the Vibration C700R two-way portable component system with auto-reverse cassette tape deck, and 200R available in silver and red.
Releases the CT-A9 (BK) and CT-A7 (BK) 3-head cassette tape decks.
Jun
Releases the SP-101R (BK) synthesized surround sound processor.
Releases the S-180D and S-L5 speaker systems, the F-120D (BK) and F-100D (BK) AM/FM tuners, the A-150D (BK) and A-120D (BK) integrated amplifiers, the VS-100 video selector, the DM-700G and DM-700S unidirectional vocal microphones, the SE-L66 and SE-L44 stereo lightweight headphones, and the SE-L22 stereo lightweight headphones available in blue, red, and white.
Releases the P-D90 (BK) high-end CD player.
Aug
Releases the Private CD9W (BK), CD7W (BK), CD5W (BK), CD5S (BK), and CD3W (BK) mini component stereo systems and the P-DX-700 (BK) CD player.
Sep
Releases the PL-L77A fully automatic turntable, programmable up to 15 patterns of up to 8 selections each.
Releases the New PROJECT SC77, SC55, SL66, SL44, and SL2200 rack stereo systems.
Nov
Releases the ZONE VS7 audio/video system.
C800W

C800W

F-120D

F-120D

A-150D

A-150D

P-D90

P-D90

CD9W

CD9W

SC77

SC77

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

Home Audio

Other businesses

1985

Feb
Releases the Private S360TV mini component stereo system available in black, pink, and red; the VSA-30 (BK) integrated audio/video surround sound amplifier; the PL-3F quartz-PLL fully automatic turntable; the T-9090WR twin auto-reverse recording/playback cassette tape deck; the ZONE VS7F audio/video system; and the VX-M70 8 mm camcorder.
Mar
Releases the PD-7010 (BK) and PD-5010 (BK) CD players, the HiVista VX-9 hi-fi VCR, and the S-1800DV (BK) and S-1300DV (BK) magnetically shielded speaker systems.
Jun
Releases the T-7050R (BK) auto-reverse recording/playback cassette tape deck and the SE-90D (BK) and SE-50D (BK) lightweight closed-back headphones designed for digital audio sources.
Aug
Releases the CT-A9D (BK) and CT-A7D (BK) cassette tape decks.
Sep
Releases the WAVE 88 (BK) and WAVE 77 (BK) digital audio/video component systems, the A-V1200 (BK) integrated audio/video amplifier, the S-9500DV magnetically shielded speaker system, and the PD-X707L (BK) midi-sized CD player 360 mm wide.
Oct
Introduces the Private CD500AV (BK) and S500AV (BK), industry's first mini component stereo systems with built-in telephone answering machine.
Releases the WAVE 66 (BK) digital audio/video component system, the PD-X505 (BK) midi-sized CD player, and the VX-M80AF 8 mm camcorder.
Nov
Introduces the PD-M6, world's first 6-disc magazine CD player.
Dec
Releases the PD-M6 (BK) 6-disc magazine CD player in the United States.
S360TV

S360TV

T-9090WR

T-9090WR

PD-7010

PD-7010

WAVE 88

WAVE 88

S500AV

S500AV

PD-M6

PD-M6

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1986

Jan
Releases the PD-M6 (BK) 6-disc magazine CD player in Europe.
Feb
Releases the Private CD400WR (BK) and S400WR (BK) mini component stereo systems, the PD-6010 (BK) CD player, the PD-X909M (BK) midi-sized 6-disc magazine CD player, and the SP-X707 surround sound processor with built-in power amplifier.
Mar
Releases the Private CDM400WR (BK) mini component stereo system.
Apr
Pioneer and Mitsubishi Pencil jointly develop world's first speaker diaphragms made of 99.9% carbon and commercialize them under the moniker "ceramic carbon."
May
Releases the PD-8030 (BK), PD-7030 (BK), and PD-6030 (BK) CD players, the T-9090WRII (BK) twin auto-reverse recording/playback cassette tape desk, and the SE-50DII (BK) and SE-30D (BK) headphones designed for digital audio sources.
Jun
Releases the S-701 and S-101 speaker systems with ceramic-carbon woofer designed for digital audio sources, the C-90 (BK) audio/video control amplifier, and the M-90 (BK) power amplifier.
Sep
Releases the Private PRO-1 and PRO-1M mini component stereo systems. Releases the VSX-5000 (BK) audio/video receiver in the United States.
Oct
Introduces the SE-90DII, industry's first headphones featuring diaphragms made of ceramic titanium, designed for digital audio sources.
Releases the Private CD700AV and CD600AV mini component stereo systems and the WAVE 99 (BK) digital audio/video component system.
Releases the PD-7030LTD limited-edition CD player.
Nov
Releases the S-601 speaker system, all three speaker units of which are made of carbon-based material.
PD-7030

PD-7030

S-701

S-701

C-90

C-90

M-90

M-90

PRO-1M

PRO-1M

CD700AV

CD700AV

Large-Screen TVs and Monitors

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1987

Feb
Releases the Private PRO-3, CD3000, and CD1000 mini component stereo systems, the PD-7050 CD player, the PD-M70 6-disc magazine CD player, the PD-X737 midi-sized CD player, the A-505 integrated amplifier, the F505 digital synthesizer AM/FM tuner, the S-X11 compact speaker system, and the STR-100 solar-powered AM radio.
May
Releases the D-1000 digital audio tape (DAT) deck.
Releases the PD-M50 6-disc magazine CD player.
Jun
Releases the S-3000 speaker system, all three speaker units of which are midship-mounted, and the CP-3000 speaker base for the S-3000.
Jul
Releases the A-717 integrated amplifier featuring direct-construction circuit design.
Sep
Releases the S-55Twin vertical twin-type speaker with inline coaxial arrangement, the S-707 speaker system using ceramic carbon diaphragm and mid-ship mount system.
Releases the Private PRO-X3, PRO-X1, and PRO-X1M mini component stereo systems equipped with optical digital connection between components; the A-90D high-end integrated amplifier featuring twin D/A converters and direct-construction circuit design; the VSA-700 integrated audio/video amplifier with built-in Dolby surround processor; the PD-8070, PD-7070, and PD-6060 CD players; and the S-707 speaker system featuring midship mounting and ceramic-carbon diaphragms.
Oct
Releases the SE-M90 headphones designed for digital audio sources, the DM-90 vocal microphone, the JLL-A20T high-performance optical cable, the JLP-A20P Linear Cable Series RCA audio cable, and the JLP-A50SS star-quad speaker cable.
Releases the Private CD770D mini component stereo system with built-in LCD TV and CD550 with built-in electronic graphic equalizer/spectrum analyzer; the WAVE 700TV and WAVE 700 audio/video systems featuring CD/CDV/LD combination player; PD-3000 CD player equipped with 18-bit D/A converter and digital filter; and the T-7070WR twin auto-reverse recording/playback cassette tape deck with Dolby HX-Pro.
Nov
Releases the WAVE 1000TV INTERIOR audio/video system featuring CD/CDV/LD combination player, and the PD-707V CD/CDV player.
D-1000

D-1000

S-3000

S-3000

S-55 TWIN

S-55 TWIN

CD770D

CD770D

WAVE 700TV

WAVE 700TV

PD-707V

PD-707V

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1988

Jan
Releases the Private CD330 feature-loaded mini component stereo system and the PL-Z91 fully automatic turntable.
Feb
Releases the S-101C-K-LR (black-finish) and S-101C-W-LR (wood-grain-finish) high-performance compact speaker systems.
Mar
Releases the SE-A4 headphones featuring ceramic-titanium diaphragms, designed for digital audio sources.
May
Releases the PD-M700 and PD-M500 6-disc magazine CD players and the PD-515 feature-loaded CD player.
Jun
Releases the Exclusive M5A top-of-the-line monaural power amplifier of class-A and non-NFB circuit design.
Releases the S-99 Twin speaker system whose two identical woofers are mounted vertically on both sides of the tweeter.
Aug
Releases the Private A5 mini component stereo system, the WAVE S70 audio/video system, the SG-X70 10-band electronic graphic equalizer/spectrum analyzer, the SH-X70 hi-fi BS tuner, the PL-X640 fully automatic turntable, the MA-70 microphone mixing amplifier, the D-900 DAT deck, and the C-90a and M-90a reference-quality separate amplifiers.
Sep
Releases the Private PROD8 and A7 mini component stereo systems, the PD-717 and PD-313 CD players, the A-717V integrated stereo amplifier, the S-77 Twin and S-55 Twin SD speaker systems with vertically mounted twin woofers, and the SE-517D headphones.
Oct
Releases the PD-2000 and PD-333 CD players, the T-700WR and T-500WR double cassette tape decks, the T-616 3-head cassette tape deck, the F-515 AM/FM tuner, the A-515V integrated stereo amplifier, and the VSA-500 integrated audio/video stereo amplifier.
Nov
Releases the VSA-900 integrated audio/video stereo amplifier with built-in Dolby Surround Pro Logic processor, S-XC1 center-channel speaker system, and the S-700T speaker system.
Releases the SE-515D and SE-513D high-performance headphones designed for digital audio sources.
Releases the Private A1 feature-loaded mini component stereo system and the PL-Z92 fully automatic turntable for Private systems.
Dec
Releases the Exclusive S5 speaker system.
PD-M700

PD-M700

S-99TWIN

S-99TWIN

WAVE S70

WAVE S70

M-90a

M-90a

A7

A7

VSA-900

VSA-900

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1989

Jan
Releases the S-33 Twin compact speaker system with twin woofers mounted vertically on angled baffle.
Releases the Private A3 feature-loaded mini component stereo system.
Feb
Develops world's first* speaker diaphragm made of 100% diamond particles
  • *As of February 15, 1989, Source: Pioneer.
Apr
Releases the SE-919D and SE-917D high-performance stereo headphones designed for digital audio sources.
May
Releases the PD-M720 6-disc magazine CD player with large-capacity programming function, the PD-434T twin-tray CD player, and the PD-X232T midi-sized twin-tray CD player.
Jun
Releases the S-1000 Twin high-end speaker system with vertically mounted twin woofers and the S-303 high-performance compact 2-way speaker system.
Aug
Releases the Private B9 and B7 feature-loaded mini component stereo systems and the PL-X750 fully automatic turntable for Private systems.
Sep
Releases the PD-535 CD player, the T-535WR twin recording/playback cassette tape deck, the T-636 and T-838 3-head cassette tape decks, the A-535 integrated stereo amplifier, the F-535 AM/FM tuner, the S-77 Twin SD tower speaker system with vertically mounted twin woofers, and the SP-91D and SP-700D high-performance digital sound-field processors.
Releases the FD-J7 combination CD and tuner, the T-J7 double auto-reverse cassette tape deck, the A-J7 integrated amplifier, and the S-J7-Q-LR and S-J7-W-LR speaker systems—all for the Impresso stereo system.
Releases the CL-X919 and CL-X717 center section for the WAVE 919 and WAVE 717 audio/video systems with CD/CDV/LD combination player, and the optional CT-X717WR cassette tape deck, GR-X717 10-band electronic graphic equalizer/spectrum analyzer, VH-X9 hi-fi VCR, and S-X919T-LR and S-X717T-LR speaker systems.
Oct
Releases the PD-737 and PD-335 CD players, the T-333R quick-auto-reverse cassette tape deck, the VSA-930 and VSA-530 integrated audio/video stereo amplifier, the A-838 and A-636 integrated stereo amplifier, and the S-X33C coaxial 2-way speaker system.
Nov
Releases the Private B5 and B3 mini component stereo systems.
Releases the PD-5000 reference-quality CD player, the VSA-730 integrated audio/video stereo amplifier, and the SE-526D closed-back stereo headphones.
SE-919D

SE-919D

B9

B9

T-838

T-838

IMPRESSO

IMPRESSO

A-838

A-838

PD-5000

PD-5000

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1980

May
Opens world's first hotel-use two-way cable TV system (VIP) in Hotel New Otani in Kioicho, Tokyo.
Nov
Releases the BSS-8 and BSS-5 BODYSONIC systems.
Two-way cable TV system

Two-way cable TV system

BSS-8

BSS-8

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1981

Jan
Releases the AF-1800 and AF-1700 Ansafone models.
Aug
Releases the TD-4001 and TD-2001 driver units and the TL-1601 woofer unit for professional-use Technical.
AF-1800

AF-1800

AF-1700

AF-1700

TD-4001

TD-4001

TD-2001

TD-2001

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1982

Aug
Releases the BSS-100 BODYSONIC chair-stereo system and the BSO-100 BODYSONIC ottoman system.
Oct
Releases the AF-3800S Ansafone.
Nov
Releases the TL-1601a 40cm woofer unit for TAD professional-use speakers.
BSS-100

BSS-100

AF-3800S

AF-3800S

TL-1601a

TL-1601a

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1983

Mar
Releases the JX-1 FlyingParty personal wireless transceiver.
Jul
Releases the PA-D128 multifunctional automatic telephone dialing device, and the AF-M21 Ansafone.
Nov
Releases the TH-4001 stabilized dispersion horn, the TN-1 and TN-2 dividing networks, and the TN-3 bi-amp interface network, for TAD professional-use speakers.
Dec
Develops communication device capable of handling digital data transfer between subscribers within a two-way cable TV system.
PA-D128

PA-D128

AF-M21

AF-M21

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1984

Jan
Releases the 88, 77, and BSS-50 BODYSONIC systems.
Apr
Releases the JX-E2 E-size multifunctional, compact personal communications transceiver.
May
Releases the CF-100 telephone call transfer system.
Oct
Releases the JX-E2 (BK) black-design personal communication transceiver.
Nov
Obtains Japan's first category approval from Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Public Corporation for the CF-100A call transfer system.
BODYSONIC 88

BODYSONIC 88

BODYSONIC 77

BODYSONIC 77

BSS-50

BSS-50

CF-100

CF-100

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1985

Jan
Releases the AF-X1 Ansafone high-end answering phone.
Feb
Releases the JX-3 FLYINGPARTY personal wireless transceiver.
Apr
Releases the TF-01, TF-51, TF-05, and TF-55 decorative telephones, and the TM-300 and TM-350 multifunctional telephones.
Sep
Releases the TFX-105 home-use electronic switching system that can control up to five telephone sets.
Dec
Releases the TA-710 phone and the TF-71 answering phone.
AF-X1

AF-X1

TF-01

TF-01

TF-05

TF-05

TM-350

TM-350

TFX-105

TFX-105

TA-710

TA-710

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1986

May
Releases the JX-F1 "free station" personal wireless transceiver enabling use in cars and outdoors.
Jul
Enters the CCTV business.
Receives order for first batch of 1,000 standard converters for urban cable TV from Minakuchi Television in Shiga Prefecture. Also receives orders from OTKTV in Shizuoka Prefecture, and Lake City Cablevision in Nagano Prefecture.
Nov
Releases the BSS-AV7 compact lightweight BODYSONIC surround system.
Releases the TF-A6 phone with attached answering machine unit and the TA-910 answering phone.
Dec
Releases the TA-310 answering phone and the TFX-104 home-use electronic switching system.
BSS-AV7

BSS-AV7

TF-A6

TF-A6

TA-910

TA-910

TA-310

TA-310

TFX-104

TFX-104

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1987

Jan
Announces the TF-A4 phone with attached answering machine unit, and the TF-02, TF-06, and TF-56 phones.
Oct
Releases the TF-A5 multifunctional telephone with built-in IC recording device, and the TF-03 decor telephone with JOY function.
Introduces the BC-V100 converter for cable TV, capable of handling up to 61 channels.
Nov
Releases the BSS-AV70 "floor life" type BODYSONIC surround system.
Receives orders for the BC-V100 converters from major cable TV broadcasters including Nippon Network Service (Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture), Lake City Cablevision (Suwa, Nagano Prefecture), and TV Matsumoto Cablevision (Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture).
Dec
Receives orders for OWA-type cable TV systems from Ueda Cable Television (Ueda, Nagano Prefecture), Shimoda Yusen Television Broadcasting (Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture), Minakuchi Cable Television (Koga-gun, Shiga Prefecture).
TF-A4

TF-A4

TF-06

TF-06

TF-A5

TF-A5

TF-03

TF-03

BC-V100

BC-V100

BSS-AV70

BSS-AV70

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1988

Feb
Releases the TL1601b speaker woofer unit for studio monitors using TAD professional-use speakers.
Mar
Delivers cutting-edge sets of audio/visual equipment including CUBE projection cube, the LIS BGV system, and optical disk systems for A-POINT for the Yaesu South Exit of Tokyo Station of JR Tokai.
Releases the GM-01 household-use hydroponic set for plant cultivation using speaker magnets.
Delivers audio/visual equipment comprising seven commercial-use LD players, plus 120-inch projectors, 50-inch projection TVs, monitor TV, amplifiers, and speakers, to five locations in the Baseball and Sport Museum relocated and reopened within the Tokyo Dome.
Apr
Releases the IS-K50 speaker system with built-in amplifier.
Releases the TF-A7 ALL TIME 7 answering phone that can call out the name of a caller, and the TF-R128 RAM pack that can message-recording time.
May
Releases the TF-57 PAMCO multifunctional decor phone.
Oct
Releases the TF-04 SERIA L decor phone with new convenient functions, and the TF-A50 ALL TIME 50 answering phone.
TL-1601b

TL-1601b

IS-K50

IS-K50

TF-A7

TF-A7

TF-57

TF-57

TF-04

TF-04

TF-A50

TF-A50

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1989

Feb
Becomes first in the industry to introduce answering phone (the TF-A30 ALL TIME 30) with an illumination function that guides users by glowing buttons.
  • *As of February 2, 1989, Source: Pioneer.
Mar
Develops the new A3 two-way CCTV system for resorts and tourist hotels.
Releases the GM-02 household hydroponic cultivation set.
Releases the TF-R5 low-power cordless phone.
Develops the A3 two-way CCTV system.
Jun
Releases the BSS-V88 cushion-type BODYSONIC surround system.
Jul
Releases the AF-M3 Ansafone with multi-line response unit (for three lines), featuring built-in weekly timer and IC recorder/player.
Sep
Releases the TF-S5 SERIA ART decor phone equipped with built-in voice synthesis IC enabling caller to be informed of time of return of person called.
Oct
Becomes first in the industry to introduce answering phone (the TF-A55 ALL TIME 55) equipped with outgoing call and check function.
  • *As of August 23, 1989, Source: Pioneer.
Nov
Releases the BSS-V8 BODYSONIC foldable chair-type surround system, enabling dual-type chair configuration ("high-back AV" and chaise longue).
TF-A30

TF-A30

TF-R5

TF-R5

BSS-V88

BSS-V88

AF-M3

AF-M3

TF-A55

TF-A55

BSS-V8

BSS-V8

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